In serving high school students, CSI's skilled trades curriculum includes responsibility,

highly needed soft skills, proactive learning, which provides options after graduation.


Mechatronics is a state-approved Career Technical Education (CTE) program. High School students grades 9 - 12 are able to choose Mechatronics as an elective and earn credit toward their high school graduation requirements while having the chance to earn an industry certification prior to graduating high school. 


Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of materials and structures, automation and motion. Students develop skills in problem solving, research and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration and presentation. 


A NEW experience in PLTW Engineering, Engineering Essentials offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching and learning foundational concepts of engineering practice, providing students opportunities to explore the breadth of engineering career opportunities and experiences and solve engaging and challenging real-world problems. By inspiring and empowering students with an understanding of engineering and career opportunities, Engineering Essentials broadens participation in engineering education and the engineering profession. 


LTW Cybersecurity gives students a broad exposure to the many aspects of digital and information security, while encouraging socially responsible choices and ethical behavior. It inspires algorithmic thinking, computational thinking, and especially, “outside-the-box” thinking. Students explore the many educational and career paths available to cybersecurity experts, as well as other careers that comprise the field of information security.



Mission Statement - Southern Michigan Center for Science and Industry’s objective is to provide opportunities for careers in engineering, sales, manufacturing and advanced manufacturing to improve student performance and workplace readiness by providing 21st century education and training using blended learning with utilization of technology.